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Kan. City Names Public Works Director

January 23, 2014, by Mike Antich

Doug Whitacre was named public works director for the City of Topeka, Kan. in May 2013. Previously, Whitacre was director of public works/assistant city administrator for the City of McPherson, Kan., a position he held from November 2008 to May 2013.

Earlier, Whitacre was a long-time employee of Embarq/Sprint from 1987 to 2007, working in a variety of positions, one of which was fleet manager. While in this position, Whitacre managed a fleet of 9,500-plus commercial vehicles worth $250 million.

By Mike Antich

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